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Month of music – roundup

December 26, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – roundup

So here’s all the songs conveniently in one place for your listening pleasure… A Strange Way To Save The World – 4HIM [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Breath of Heaven – Amy Grant [Audio clip: view full post ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 25th

December 25, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 25th

Today’s the day and we’re celebrating by blowing the roof off with the Supertones’ “Joy to the World.” Merry Christmas, everyone! [Audio clip: view full post to listen] –>D/L<&# Read More »

Month of music – Dec 24th

December 24, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 24th

It’s the eve of the big day, so what better song to share than “Silent Night”. This rendition was recorded by Sinead O’Connor. The spare instrumentation and soft vocals lend it an entirely appropriate atmosphere. [Audio clip: view full post ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 23rd

December 23, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 23rd

Another Sunday, which means a Christmas parent’s song. This final one is “A Strange Way to Save the World” performed by 4HIM. It’s the reaction of Joseph to being the father of the proclaimed Messiah, and how different it was ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 22nd

December 22, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 22nd

There are probably ten thousand different recordings of “O Holy Night” (I have seventeen). Each has its strengths and weaknesses. I’m partial to the Tracy Chapman recording, but it doesn’t give me chills the way the very traditional Josh Groban ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 21st

December 21, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 21st

Today brings us to the third and final version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” performed this time by MercyMe. This rendition has a much “fuller” sound than the previous two, but manages to sound more traditional at the same ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 20th

December 20, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 20th

Handel’s Messiah gets a makeover in today’s song. Soulful Celebration performs a gospel version of the “Hallelujah!” chorus. You may never be content to listen to the original again. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] –>D/L<&# Read More »

Month of music – Dec 19th

December 19, 2007 1 Comment »

Dave Matthews brings us today’s song, “The Christmas Song”… no, not the chestnuts one. This one is original, and performed live. Simple, acoustic and interesting for a non-Christian perspective on the Christmas story. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 18th

December 18, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 18th

Today’s song is from the album Songs 4 Worship: Christmas. The band’s name is apparently Truth, and the song is “A King Is Born”. It’s orchestral mix is very catchy. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] –>D/L<&# Read More »

Month of music – Dec 17th

December 17, 2007 1 Comment »

It’s Monday, and I have another Third Day song for your enjoyment. This time around it’s “Born in Bethlehem”. I’ve put the lyrics below the fold, because I think the entire song is worth reading. The chorus is: Hallelujah, the ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 16th

December 16, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 16th

Sunday means a song from a Christmas parent’s perspective. Today’s is “Breath of Heaven” performed by Amy Grant. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] –>D/L<&# Read More »

Month of music – Dec 15th

December 15, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 15th

A little fun today with Plankeye’s take on “Away In A Manger”. Surprisingly, they pull off the acapella round with aplomb and the harmony on the chorus is excellent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] –>D/L<&# Read More »